GU1DE Mentors assist first-year first-generation students or students of color with their transition to The University of Scranton. Through one-on-one and small group meetings with students, GU1DES ease the college transition by helping with questions or concerns, sharing tips and tricks about the college experience, and connecting students to on-campus resources. Participation is based on the mentor and mentee schedule!


Information for Mentees

Benefits for mentees:

  • Gain practical advice, encouragement, and support
  • Learn from others' experience
  • Develop strategies for working through personal and academic issues
  • Make new friends


  • Member of the Class of 2026 or a student transferring to the University in Fall 2022 who identifies as a first-generation college student or a student of color
  • Willingness to meet at least once per month with your mentor

Click here to sign-up!

Information for Mentors

Benefits for mentors:

  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills that employers want (e.g., communication, active listening, advocacy, mentoring, understanding of and respect for diverse identities and perspectives, empathy, personal responsibility)
  • Opportunity to give back to the University community by assisting first-year and transfer, first-generation students in their transition to Scranton
  • Meet new people and make a difference at Scranton
  • Help to shape a brand-new program offered to all incoming first-generation students and leave your legacy at the University


  • First-generation sophomore, junior or senior student 
  • Good disciplinary and academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Desire to improve on interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for improving the first-generation college student experience at Scranton
  • Have a desire to help connect first year students to resources on campus, tips and tricks to academic and social life, and make new friends!

Click here to apply!

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